Today's Sports

  • Harrison County fares well in...

    Mike Aldridge,

    Sports Writer



    The 2016 Cal Ripken State Playoffs were held at various sites over the past weeks with the 9-, 10-, 11- and 12-year-olds’ Harrison County teams taking part.  

    The 11-year-olds’ team made it all the way to the finals in their tournament but all of the teams did very well in pool play.

  • Will I be a ‘football grandpa?’

    Football can be a dangerous sport if not played and coached the way it should be played and coached.  

    It is being very heavily scrutinized for head injuries and other maladies.  

    I still would like to be a ‘football grandpa.’  

    I did not get to play much football myself. I will never be in the Tell City High School football Hall of Fame or in any other I expect and that is okay.  

  • Top-water lures during low light...

    An old saying among bass anglers declares they would rather catch one bass on a top-water lure than 10 on anything else.

    The shake-inducing strike of a huge black bass savaging a top-water lure at dawn is as addictive as free donuts in the break room at work. Once bitten by the top-water bug, it becomes part of your fishing arsenal for life.

    Daytime bass fishing grows increasingly tough in the heat of July and August. Fishing a top-water lure during the edges of the day draws vicious strikes.

  • Bowling results

    Adult Youth 7/12/16

    1 OMG Rookies W 30.0/L 14.0

    2 Gutter Mindz W 25.0/L 19.0

    3 The Bowling Stones W 24.0/L 20.0

    4 NOS INC. W 23.0/L 21.0

    5 We Love C.A.K.E. W 23.0/L 21.0

    6 Corny 4 W 21.0/L 23.0

    7 Rolling Thunder W 20.0/L 24.0


  • Football begins again on Hilltop...

    Mike Aldridge,

    Sports Writer



    The KHSAA-mandated dead period ended on Monday, July 11, and the Harrison County Thorobreds and Harrison County Middle School Colts took to the field for their first practices.

    The practices are in shorts and helmets until July 25 when shoulder pads can be added and the real hitting begins.  

  • Harrison Co. Football Alumni...

    Mike Aldridge,

    Sports Writer



    The Harrison County Football Alumni Association will hold its annual Hall of Fame banquet on Saturday, Aug. 13, in the Harrison County High School Field House.  

    The reception begins at 4 p.m. with a meal to follow at 5 p.m.  The meal will be chicken, roast beef, three vegetables, dessert and a drink. Cost for the meal is $10.  

  • Would you go to the Olympics?

    The 2016 Olympics scheduled for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in August is fast becoming an almost irrelevant event.  

    Many of the top athletes are choosing not to go for various reasons with golfer Jordan Spieth the latest to announce that he was not going to participate.  

    The main reason is the Zika virus, but there are other “health concerns.”  

  • Sports Beat

    Season kick off 

    for Cross Country is Monday

    Harrison County High School and Middle School Cross Country coach Deanna Lunsford will hold the team’s first meeting Monday evening. The meeting will be in the Athletic Complex at 6 p.m.   

    Students who are in grades 6 through 12 are encouraged to attend along with their parents. This is an informational meeting, which will be important to both runners and parents.  All athletes who plan to run need to bring an up-to-date physical form.

  • Elks upset Lions in tournament...

    After breezing through the regular season undefeated, the Lions ran into a hot Elks team and lost the tournament championship 15-2 Thursday night at  River Road Park. 

    The Elks had defeated the Fighters 11-0 in the first round of the tournament and finished the season with a 7-4 record.

  • Bowling results

    Tuesday Adult Youth 7/5/16


    OMG Rookies W 27.0/L 13.0

    The Bowling Stones W 24.0/L 16.0

    Gutter Mindz W 24.0/L 16.0

    Rolling Thunder W 20.0/L 20.0

    NOS INC. W 19.0/L 21.0

    We Love C.A.K.E. W 19.0/L 21.0

    Corny 4 W 17.0/L 23.0